Aaron Hemens

A guest signs a message board for Cailen Vilness at a memorial meet and fundraiser for the 23-year-old, which was hosted at Kelowna’s August Luxury Motorcars on July 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

Thousands of dollars raised at memorial meet and fundraiser for Kelowna crane collapse victim

Hundreds passed through the event to pay tribute to Cailen Vilness and support his family

A guest signs a message board for Cailen Vilness at a memorial meet and fundraiser for the 23-year-old, which was hosted at Kelowna’s August Luxury Motorcars on July 24. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
Gotham Nightclub is located at 275 Leon Ave, Kelowna. (Contributed)

Cluster of COVID-19 cases linked to Kelowna’s Gotham nightclub

Those who attended the nightclub on July 18 are asked to self-monitor for symptoms

Gotham Nightclub is located at 275 Leon Ave, Kelowna. (Contributed)
The Thomas Creek fire on July 15. (Jake Evans/Facebook)

Thomas Creek wildfire hits 6,960 hectares, burns into area of 2020 Christie Mountain fire

At its peak, the Christie Mountain fire had spread to 2,000 hectares

The Thomas Creek fire on July 15. (Jake Evans/Facebook)
(BC Wildfire Service)

Small wildfire sparks north of Salmon Arm

Measured at 0.01 hectares, the fire is located approximately at Scotch Creek

(BC Wildfire Service)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Minimal fire growth observed at Brenda Creek Wildfire

The fire remains at an estimated size of 662 hectares.

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
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Morning Start: The moon is slowing Earth’s rotation

Your morning start for Friday, July 23, 2021

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A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Brenda Creek wildfire grows to 662 hectares

Strong winds fuelled growth to the east and south of the fire

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
12-year-old Maximo (Max) Teipel of Kelowna performs outside of the Ogopogo Giftland shop, located at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Water Street, on July 16. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)

WATCH: Young Kelowna busker serenades Bernard Avenue

It was 12-year-old Maximo (Max) Teipel’s second time busking

12-year-old Maximo (Max) Teipel of Kelowna performs outside of the Ogopogo Giftland shop, located at the corner of Bernard Avenue and Water Street, on July 16. (Aaron Hemens/Capital News)
An updated evacuation order map for Seymour Arm on July 22, 2021. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)

UPDATE: Evacuation order expanded for properties in Seymour Arm

Order expanded due to increased danger from Hunakwa Lake wildfire

An updated evacuation order map for Seymour Arm on July 22, 2021. (Columbia Shuswap Regional District image)
Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)

Kelowna fire crews extinguish structure fire

The fire was contained to the exterior of the building

Kelowna Fire Department. (Phil McLachlan - Capital News)
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Morning Start: Otters hold hands when they sleep and eat so they don’t drift apart

Your morning start for Thursday, July 22, 2021

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The banner calling for justice for Jared Lowndes hangs from the Kelowna pedestrian bridge on July 20. (Jacqueline Gullion/Contributed)

Banner calling for justice for Jared Lowndes drops from Kelowna pedestrian bridge

The Wet’suwet’en man was fatally shot by Campbell River RCMP on July 8

The banner calling for justice for Jared Lowndes hangs from the Kelowna pedestrian bridge on July 20. (Jacqueline Gullion/Contributed)
A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

UPDATE: Brenda Creek fire threatens power line, Westside urged to prepare for potential outage

Crews noted minimal growth Tuesday but incoming heavy winds set to increase fire activity across B.C. Interior

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
(DriveBC)

Highway 97A between Enderby and Sicamous closed due to forest fire

The current detour in effect is Highway 97B

(DriveBC)
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Morning Start: The first use of OMG was in 1917

Your morning start for July 21, 2021

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A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)

Crews continue to fight Brenda Creek wildfire, protect Westside power source

The fire is still estimated at 450 hectares in size

A photo of the Brenda Creek fire from July 15. (Contributed/B.C. Wildfire Service)
(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

Teen girl, 15, dead after being struck by motorcycle in Kelowna

Motorcycle struck two teenaged pedestrians after colliding with a car, 15-year-old died in hospital

(Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)
(Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)

Evacuation alert issued for properties in and around town of Oliver

The alert is in effect for more than 100 properties

(Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen)
(Kelowna RCMP/Contributed)

UPDATE: Kelowna RCMP identify elderly woman found on KLO road

The woman was found at 3 a.m. on Saturday

(Kelowna RCMP/Contributed)
(BC Wildfire Dashboard)

Bear Creek wildfire burning north of West Kelowna being held

There are currently three personnel on scene tackling the blaze

(BC Wildfire Dashboard)